>could only imagine how some of the guys here feel
I never understood when older people would talk about time flying past until the past few years. Looking back at things I used to enjoy, whether they were video games, tv shows, movies, albums and realising, "Oh, that was released over a decade ago." I feel like my mind is still stick in 2008-2012. Maybe we all did die in 2012 like the schizos thought and this is limbo or something.
I don't feel creepy per se, but I do feel kind of uncomfortable when I realise I'm at the age where I can be talking to someone that's ten years younger than me and that means they're eighteen. Shit's fucked. I don't really have a strong urge to talk to people in private or any of that though, so that's probably why I don't feel creepy about it personally, not to say that's relevant to why you feel creepy about it though.
>It's just a bit weird to see someone in the same position that you were years ago.
That's weird to me as well. A part of me kind of wants to help them with those issues to hopefully avoid any serious long-term effects those issues could lead to. In my case stuff like depression/anxiety, being a social recluse and long-term unemployment. There's not much help I can really give them I think beyond, "this is the loser you could end up being if you don't shape up".
Places like this are great for that I think. I'll end up having my designated threads on here that I'll check once every day or so at night and update things as I need then just go about my life. I still have my time sink imageboards though, but they're smaller, close-knit communities of maybe no more than eight posters.
I don't mean to be nosey and don't answer my question if you don't want, I won't take it personally, but what do you mean by "groomed"?